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Associates of the Boston Public Library

Exploring the Green Book:
A Discussion with author Calvin Ramsey

A free Black History Month Program

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

(rescheduled due to snowstorm)
Commonwealth Salon, McKim Building,
Central Library at Copley Square





Mr. Calvin Alexander Ramsey is an Atlanta-based poet, artist, playwright and award-winning children's author. His two children's books – Ruth and the Green Book and Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend – both focus on significant moments in African American history.

For this special event, Mr. Ramsey will present and share readings from Ruth and the Green Book, and conduct an interactive discussion on fairness and discrimination. He will also discuss the importance of preserving old family documents and photos, just as the Green Book from 1936 was preserved. Local Boston history will be tied in while exploring the Green Book. There will be a book signing afterwards.

This event is suitable for children grades 3 and up, but anyone who has an interest in American history is welcome to attend.

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For more information on the history of the Green Book, please see:

This special program is sponsored by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.

Associates of the Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Phone: 617-536-3886
Fax: 617-536-3813